Wildlife Alliance For Youth A Cooperative Effort to Educate Youth on Wildlife Careers and Enterprises in Texas Wildlife & Recreation Management Career Development Event Contest is similar to other FFA CDE (judging contests) in its format
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A Cooperative Effort to Educate Youth on Wildlife Careers and Enterprises in Texas
Students must identify flagged plants and state which of the designated species of wildlife prefer that plant.
(Three game species are identified prior to the beginning of the contest)
Plant ID & Preferences
Wildlife Habitat Evaluation & Wildlife Habitat Management Practices
Students must evaluate a designated area and state what condition it is in for the designated game specie.
They must also recommend BMPs for the designated area to make it preferred for the specie.
*Students are tested on facts included in the study guide for the contest, specific to each region
*Students are tested on Texas fish & Game laws. Questions come from the TPWD Outdoor Annual Hunting & Fishing Regulations Guide
Students evaluate a hunting, camping, fishing, or boating scenario and state whether actions are legal, illegal, safe, unsafe, or any combination thereof.
Students utilize various skills and techniques used by biologists in the wildlife field. Examples include identifying tracks, scat, feathers, bones, skulls, pelts, measuring antler sheds, and aging animals using various methods.
Compass & Pacing
Students are given a starting point, a set of coordinates and must find the correct ending point. GPS units are not allowed, but calculators and compasses are!
First Contest held in East Texas in Early ’90s
Due to the increasing importance of wildlife to farmers and ranchers in Texas, by 2000s, it had grown into a statewide contest, with curriculum, participants and lots of support.
It continues to grow in popularity and is
unique in the state because of all of the